There are two events at the CityTrail Loppet: 10 Mile and 10K. Both the 10 Mile and the 10K start in downtown Robbinsdale, pass through Sochackie Park and Mary Hills Nature Center, go under Golden Valley Road/Duluth Street, past the 45th parallel, through Theodore Wirth Park, and under Highway 55. From there the courses diverge – with the 10K heading southeast through Bryn Mawr Meadows and the 10 Mile heading to trails in the Chain of Lakes area and Cedar Lake Park. The two courses re-converge in the Cedar Lake Trail area before heading under Interstate 394 and into the Kenwood neighborhood.
To alleviate trail congestion and make for a better experience, the 10 Mile and 10K participants will be asked to line up at the start based on their estimated pace. Volunteers will be at the start area with signs and dividers to help facilitate this process, and each group will be held for approximately 2 minutes between starts.
All 10 Mile and 10K finishers receive a technical shirt and a coupon for a Surly beer at the end of the race.
The CityTrail Loppet events features chip timing. All runners must wear their chip in proper position throughout the race in order to receive a timed result!